How about something like this for OpenElec 3.0 RC1
AMD A6-5400K | APU --- $60
ASRock FM2A75M-ITX | MOBO --- $90
Crucial Ballistic 8GB DDR3 | RAM --- $40
LG 12X Blu-Ray Drive | ODD --- $55
SanDisk 120GB | SSD --- $90
ThermalTake Element Q | CASE --- $65
Total Cost: $414 from Microcenter
What do you guys think. I'm pretty sure this should be more than capable for a long time to come and OpenElec has pretty low requirements as it is.
I could also upgrade the CPU to the quad core model A10-5800K for $120 and the ram can go to 16GB for $75, which puts the total at $509.
Now that's the price coming from nothing, I already have the Optical drive, Ram, and SSD from old systems so for me I'm looking at $205 which makes it a little nicer lol.